Sony took the floor at MWC to launch the world’s first 4K HDR mobile phone display. This technological milestone was fitted in the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium, a successor to the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which also had a 4K display without the HDR. Well you might be wondering what the fuss with HDR is; it’s the display technology that came after 4K, some manufacturers even market it as ‘Beyond 4K Screens’. HDR displays have a wider and richer range of colors than the standard screens, 138% wider color range. They give images you are viewing a more dynamic look and deeper colors, not to mention a whopping 807 PPI on the 5.5 inch screen of the Xperia XZ Premium.
Sony did not stop there, they introduced the world’s first 960fps slo-mo camera on a mobile phone. Most other phones with slo-mo recording cap at 240fps. At this extreme slow motion, if you record a water bubble being busted, you can see the individual micro droplets of the bubble disintegrating during playback; it’s quite amazing as you can see in this video that Sony made. All this tech has been built into a 19MP Motion Eye camera, yes 19 not 20 megapixels. The front facing camera is a whopping 13MP and can record full HD videos.
The rest of the phone is still very top notch too, the build breathtaking with a Gorilla glass 5 on the front and a chrome-like shinny one on the back. You also get the new Snapdragon 835 chipset, which would make the Xperia XZ Premium the first phone have it. RAM is at 4GB, 64 GB internal memory that can be expanded via a Micro SD card slot of up to 256 GB.
A 3.5 mm headphone jack is still in place together with a USB-Type C that comes with Quick Charge 3.0 which will come in handy when filling up the 3230 Mah battery. Security matters are handled by a fingerprint sensor that is placed on the side on the power button. Lastly, the phone is water and dust resistant with IP68 rating.